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ECE Team


 ECE Principal


My name is Jean Rivard, this is my third year as the ECE and Lower Primary Principal here in Khor. I am from the United States. I have been in education for over 30 years in international schools as a teacher and for the last 11 years as a Principal in Early Childhood and Primary.

My international experience and education in Child Psychology, Montessori, Masters in Education and in Leadership, allows me to adapt and understand other cultures and learn from other educational systems. It has helped me to become open minded, and continue as a lifelong learner.

I am thrilled to be among such a dynamic and diverse group of educators and enthusiastic community of students and parents who believe in an education based on values and understand the importance of seeing the child holistically.


KG1 A 


My name is Marilou Hisoler-Fernando, I graduated from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines with a Bachelor of Education with additional units in Masters of Education and a certified Montessori guide. I worked as a secretary for the president of Educational Research and Development Foundation for four years, a French organized foundation that caters to less fortunate children of the Philippines before I decided to teach.  I have taught in the Philippines for 14 years, 3 years in a nursery in Doha, and this is my seventh year in English Modern School, Khor.

My teaching Assistant is Ms. Sumayya Abass. This is her sixth year working with English Modern School in the ECE department.  She previously worked on her degree in Commerce from the Calicut University in India.  In the classroom we work together as a team and the students rely on both Ms. Sumayya and me to guide them to be better people and to learn the everyday skills that they will need throughout their lives!

We know that a strong partnership with parents will make a great difference in the child’s education. We believe that in order to be successful in school, your children need support from both home and school. Also, we believe that children need to be encouraged to express themselves through verbal communication, text/pictures, play and through art.  Children learn through manipulation of objects in their environment, creative play and discovery of the world around them.  It is through group play, role modeling, and through supportive teaching that children grow socially and emotionally.

“A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination and instill love of learning” – Brad Henry




I am Ms. Swetha, the Homeroom Teacher for KG1-B. I am a Computer Science graduate from Bharathiar University, India.  I’m a trained Montessori teacher from Monititute, which is a Montessori Training Institute from Virginia, USA.

My career began in  IT as a project head. Later I moved into teaching field  as a homeroom teacher for Year 4  and Computer Science teacher from Year 6 to Year 8. This is my tenth year in Qatar but my seventh year at EMS Khor. I am so happy to have your little ones in my class. It’s going to be exciting year for your kids with full of learning and fun. My goal is to make this year the best it can be, to each student in the class. I am so excited to expand my passion for education. I am looking forward to work together as a team – student, teacher and parents to have a successful year. I will also ensure that all students are interacting socially with each other, ensuring that they feel welcome and happy to be at school every day. I look forward to making my classroom a welcoming learning environment.

I have the pleasure of working with Ms. Reham Ali who is my teaching assistant. She has been working for EMS Khor for the last 5 years. She is originally from Egypt. Reham has a master’s degree in education from The State University of New York. Also,  a postgraduate diploma in Early Childhood Care and Education from international TEFL Canada.

“Teaching is a very noble profession that shapes the character, caliber, and future of an individual. If the people remember me as a good teacher, that will be the biggest honour for me”- A.P.J Abdul Kalam


KG2 A 


I’m Ms. Lilia and I am a KG-2A teacher. This will be my seventh year at EMS Khor.

I am a graduate of the Pedagogical University of Moldova, where I received a Bachelor’s Degree in Linguistics. I’m a trained Montessori teacher  from MONTITUTE which is a Montessori Training Institute from Virginia, USA.

This academic year 2019-2020 will be my 7th year in Qatar and at EMS Khor, where I am going to work in a team with Ms. Rosebell Agapay, who will be the teacher assistant for KG-2A. This year will be her second year at EMS Khor. Ms.Rosebell has a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing. She had 6 years of experience in working with diverse companies having dealt with variety of professionals and clientele.

As a member of ECE team/family she aims to be a competent, dynamic and zealous team player that depicts and acts to what the work demands and calls for, through assisting and giving a hand to any possible way of support to the classroom teacher as to render and deliver the best fundamental step of learning experience to the kindergarten pupils.

As a team we share the responsibility for our student’s success.

I enjoy being a member of EMS Khor and teaching, as it gives me a chance to work with many students and  improve their understanding and love of the English language. My dream is to continue to share my passion for learning, my love for students, and my enthusiasm and dedication as a teacher.

“Education is a natural process carried out by the child and is not acquired by listening to words but by experiences in the environment.” Dr.Maria Montessori




My name is Ms. Chatura Sawant. This is my fifth year at EMS Khor. Before coming to EMS, I had my own kindergarten in Doha. I also worked as a part time teacher in Shanghai, China at the Shanghai Singapore International School from 2007- 2013 and was working as a chairperson for PSG (Parents Support Group) at the same time. As a parent myself, I am very supportive, friendly and listen to my parents.

I am a University Graduate in Commerce from Mumbai University and hold a Diploma in Early Childhood Education from Mumbai Institute and a Diploma in Montessori from Virginia (USA).

It is my pleasure to work with Ms. Ganga who is my teaching assistant. She has a National Diploma in Quantity surveying (Building Economics) from the International College of Business and Technology from Sri Lanka. This is her second year at EMS Khor.

We believe in teaching through play and in a fun way and see mistakes as learning opportunities. We also believe in working as a team with the teachers, students and parent support.

“ A Teacher Takes A Hand, Open A Mind, And Touches A Heart”.




I am Ms. Sameena Khalid, Homeroom Teacher for KG2-C, as well as the KG Team Leader. Teaching has been my passion and I have been working as a teacher for the last 12 years and this is my seventh year at English Modern School as a Kindergarten teacher.

I have a Bachelor’s degree with Psychology and English Literature as majors, and a teaching certificate (CICTT) from the UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE International examinations (CIE). I also hold a Counselling Diploma from Banjara Academy, India. I am also a qualified kindergarten teacher with a Diploma in Montessori Early Childhood Teachers’ Training (for 3 to 6 years old) from Virginia, USA.

I have the pleasure of working with Ms. Nenet Lazarte who is my teaching assistant. She has been working for EMS Khor for the last 5 years. Nenet has a two year Diploma in Computer Programming from Philippines.

Stories, letters, numbers, sharing blocks, puzzles, play, paint and play-dough make up the kindergarten world. Imagination and creativity are everywhere. The process is more important than the product, and learning is accomplished by doing, touching, and experiencing. Here your child grows socially, emotionally, physically and intellectually. So at this early stage of learning, it is very important to set routines in your child’s life.

As an EMS team we aim to provide a safe, comfortable, stimulating, fun, and educational environment to achieve the developmental milestones necessary for a kindergarten student.